Order of Destroyer Books
The Destroyer is a series of adventure novels created by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir. The series follows a Jersey cop named Remo Williams who was framed for a crime he didn’t commit and given the death sentence. The govenrment fakes his death in order to train him to become an assassin for a secret organization called CURE. He is trained by Chiun, the last Master of Sinanju, who becomes a father figure to him. The series was adapted to film as Remo: The Adventure Begins.
Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir debuted The Destroyer series in 1973 with the novel Created, The Destroyer. At first, the two authors would alternate writing a novel each, although both were credited. Later, they delegated to ghostwriters like Robert J. Randisi, William Ted Joy, Molly Cochran, Will Murray and Ed Hunsburger. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir’s Destroyer books in order of when they were first released (as well as in chronological order):
Publication Order of Destroyer Books
Publication Order of Destroyer Short Stories Books
Chronological Order of Destroyer Books
The Day Remo Died is a prequel novella that tells the origin of the Remo Williams character.
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Anthologies
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
Notes: The Destroyer series was co-created by Richard Sapir, and the novels largely ghostwritten by other authors. The New Destroyer series was co-authored with James Mullaney. The Assassin’s Handbook was later updated and revised as Inside Sinanju. Remo: The Adventure Begins was co-authored by Richard Ben Sapir.
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The Destroyer Synopsis: In Created, the Destroyer by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir, Remo Williams is put to death by way of electrocution for murdering a drug dealer. The government organization known as CURE resurrects Remo to create the ultimate assassin in order to carry out their dirty plans. With the direction of Master Chiun, Remo becomes The Destroyer and is dispatched to clean up the seedy underworld.